5 NHL questions: Final night of games before trade deadline

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Our daily feature asks the five biggest questions about today's NHL action. Will they be answered? (That doesn't count as one of the five questions.)

How will Martin Brodeur perform Tuesday night?

Brodeur has been involved in trade rumors recently and some believe that Tuesday might be his final start with the New Jersey Devils. This seems a bit outlandish, but so did Roberto Luongo getting traded and that ultimately happened. So, in the event that Tuesday is the end of the road for Brodeur, how will he perform against the Detroit Red Wings (coincidentally the same club he defeated for his first Stanley Cup championship)?

Will Marian Gaborik be more visible against the Dallas Stars?

Multiple reporters from multiple outlets all commented on how invisible Gaborik was against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. Gaborik is believed to be on the trade block, so a spirited effort might help create some intrigue for the pending unrestricted free agent.

How will Ryan Miller's first home start with the St. Louis Blues go?

Miller was acquired Friday and will have his first chance to perform in front of the new home crowd on Tuesday night. Miller allowed two goals on 25 shots against the Phoenix Coyotes in his debut.

How will Pekka Rinne perform against the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Rinne missed a serious chunk of time due to an E. coli infection in his hip and has not played since October. His first start will come against the Pittsburgh Penguins, a difficult opponent that is capable of scoring. How will Rinne fare?

WIll there be any trades?

Tuesday saw a number of transactions occur, but plenty of big name players still remain on the board. Will we have any more trades through the night?

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